Choose words or expressions from below and say whether you think they used to be said in British or American English or are just Janglish (none are common in present standard British or American English).
A happening American coffee
Autobi (from Auto + bike) Baby car
Barriquand Bed town
Cabaret Catch phone
Cheek dance Chief
China dress Cloak
Coin laundry Companion
Cream soda Front glass
Gal Game centre
Gasoline stand Gateball
OL (office lady)
OB (old boy)
Man to man
Hint: Only 14 are old-fashioned English
Are any of those old-fashioned in Japanese? Why have they gone out of fashion?
Why are the bottom four rare in modern English?
PDF version for easy printing: Old fashioned or Janglish used to
Looks like a great activity- but do you happen to have the answers as well?
No time to make one, I’m afraid. I just happen to know all the answers… I can tell you if there are any you have particular questions about, or you could adapt it to have just the ones you know.